New Builds • March 23, 2017
NovAtel Inc. recently announced the release of the 7.200 firmware for its next generation of receivers, the OEM729, OEM719 and OEM7700, and with the release introduced new positioning functionality including the Interference Toolkit. The 7.200 software interface is backwards compatible with the OEM6 family software with the addition of the following key features:
Events • March 22, 2017
AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017, “All Things Unmanned,” will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. from May 8-11, 2017.
Online registration is open, and onsite registration will be available.
March 20, 2017
Last week, researchers at the University of Bath in England announced findings indicating for the first time that turbulence does not take place within the Northern Lights and instead that unknown mechanisms are responsible for the outages of GNSS. This research concludes that new technology can be developed to overcome these outages from the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis.
New Builds • March 20, 2017
Rueil-Malmaison, France-based SBG Systems announces the Ekinox 2 Series, a new generation of the company’s advanced and compact inertial navigation systems.
With new accelerometers and gyroscopes, Ekinox 2’s attitude accuracy has been enhanced by a factor of two while improving resistance to vibrations and integrating the BeiDou constellation, according to the company.
March 27, 2017 - March 30, 2017
March 15, 2017
The entrepreneurial space launch firm SpaceX won a head-to-head competition with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to secure its second GPS launch contract.
The launch of the GPS III spacecraft onboard a Falcon 9 rocket is expected to take place in 2019. The $96.5 million deal was officially announced March 14.
March 15, 2017
The opening plenary of the annual Satellite Navigation Summit in Munich tends to be a ritzy affair, taking place in the evening in an amazing converted chapel and featuring live musical interludes in between groups of speakers. This year the audience was treated to movie tunes, and the European Commission's Pierre Delsaux had a suggestion for the play list.
March 15, 2017
The U.S. Congress is prepared to deliver the coup de grace to a new rule aimed at protecting the personal information — including the geolocation — of broadband internet users. The move, one of a number aimed at eliminating Obama-era regulations, would slice through months of debate, and federal regulators' own backpedaling, to kill the pro-privacy rule in a way that makes resurrecting it extremely difficult.
March 13, 2017
Before full service of Galileo Open Service (OS) can be achieved, a new generation of OS-Navigation Message Authentication-enabled user terminals must be developed, tested and implemented, says the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
New Builds • March 13, 2017
Designed to deliver a breakthrough in size reduction and lower power needs, reelektronika announces the development of a new series of integrated eLoran/Chayka/GNSS receivers based on the Loradd++ core which extends the range of currently produced receivers.
The need to significantly reduce the size and power consumption of receivers was the main driver of this development, according to Reeuwijk, Netherlands-based Reelektronika. Low power and small size are among the prerequisites for developing wearable instruments.